Landscaping is like the dressing on a salad. It's okay without it, but really adds a lot to it when done well.  Having a professional landscaper manage your lawn and yard can really make the difference between an okay lawn with decent grass coverage and a really great one with a thick lush yard.   It's not always smart to go with the first landscaper near you that you find, but rather get at least 3 estimates from various professionals that can help you evaluate the process.

Whether it's putting in new edging, adding river rock, or hardscape features, a professional landscaper will be able to provide the right tools and materials to make sure the lawn and yard are well maintained.

River rocks are a popular landscape option when creating rock gardens. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
Landscaper and Landscape DesignsHardscaping – Pavers & Stepping Stones
Rock garden landscaping can contribute a natural yet dramatic beauty to any home. It's also an affordable option for your lawn.
outdoor patio
Hardscaping – Pavers & Stepping StonesLandscaper and Landscape Designs
Planning hardscape additions such as pavers, stone, walkways or retaining walls can add value and decrease maintenance.
A bare, dead and dying lawn can be a big eyesore in any landscaping.  (Photo courtesy of Melissa Caughey/Tilly's Nest)
Landscaper and Landscape DesignsLawn Care & Fertilizers
As homeowners, now and then our lawns need a bit of help.
A man carrying a bag of mulch over his shoulder
Mulch & WoodchipsLawn Care & FertilizersLandscaper and Landscape Designs
Over-mulching is the most frequent mulch mistake.
Shredded hardwood is the most popular mulch. (Photo by Dawn Pearson)
Mulch & WoodchipsLandscaper and Landscape DesignsLawn Care & Fertilizers
From wood to mushroom compost, there's a wide variety of mulch to choose from.